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Dr. Jasna C.Lay
Founder and vicepresident,
Specialist in Gifted Education

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Contents of the handbook for teachers
HE IS GIFTED, WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH HIM?

 

INTRODUCTION                                                             

CHAPTER 1

WHAT KIND OF CHILDREN ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?                               
A LITTLE BIT OF THEORY
Examples from practice                                                                            
1.1.   Who is a “gifted child”?                                                                      
1.2.   The definition of giftedness                                                                
1.1.2.Talent-gift: talent as  a potential and talent as a product             
1.1.3.The basic components of talent 
                                                   
CHAPTER 2
WHAT ARE THEY REALLY LIKE?  CHARACTERISTICS OF
GIFTED CHILDREN AND OUR MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT THEM                    
Examples from practice                                                                               
2.1.   How can we recognize a gifted pre-school child? (3-7 years)         
2.2.   What are our most frequent mistakes ?                                            
2.2.1.The family status of a child                                                              
2.2.2.The child's behaviour                                                                          
2.2.3.The child's knowledge                                                                         
2.2.4.The child's physical appearance and development               
2.3.  Some of the basic of gifted child in the educational process            
2.4.  Gifted children's “inappropriate” behaviour caused by the
        unfulfilled  educational needs                                                            
2.5.  The most frequent prejudices about gifted children and the
        programmes for the gifted                                                                
 
CHAPTER 3
WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THE GIFTED CHILDREN
 IN PRE SCHOOL INSTITUTIONS                                                                    
An example from practice                                                                             
3.1.The importance of respecting the gifted children's characteristics
      end their special educational needs                                                       
3.2.The basic principle of working with gifted pre-school children in the
      kindergarten: individualizing and differentiaton                                   
3.3.The principles for creating the programmes for  the gifted                 
3.4.How to apply these principles ?                                                              
3.5.Possible approaches to working with gifted                                       
3.6.The group's atmosphere                                                                    
 
CHAPTER 4
WHAT KIND OF EDUCATOR DOES A GIFT CHILD NEED?                                 
Examples from practice                                                                               
4.1.  The teacher's role in the education of the gifted pre school children
4.2.  What kind of teacher do gifted pre-school children need ?                  
4.3   What should  you do in order to become a better teacher of gifted
        children?                                                                                                    
4.4.  How to apply it in practice?                                                        
4.4.1.Use humor in the education of the gifted                                  
 
CHAPTER 5
ACTIVE LEARNING AND CREATIVE THINKING OF GIFTED
CHILDREN                                                                                                   
An example from practice                                                                         
5.1.   Active learning and a gifted pre-school child                                 
5.2.   I ask a lot, I know a lot: science on a child s way              
5.2.1.Children's experiments                                                                
       My imagination has no end: stimulation
       of divergent thinking in gifted children                                     
5.3.1. Games for stimulation of creative thinking                         
5.3.2. Imagine-action: examples of games for developing
creative movement expressions                                                          
5.3.3.The problems are easy to me, because the solutions are easy to see:
games for stimulating the creative problem solving                        
My tongue is really quick, so my answer will be too:
stimulation of the child's verbal abilities                                                 
5.5.    I really like to think: some other games
         that stimulate cognitive processes                                                 
 
ADDITION: AN EXERCISE                                                                      
ADDITION: DIDACTICAL  DEVICES                                                        
 
CHAPTER 6
PROJECT TEACHING AND A GIFTED CHILD                                     
An example from practice                                                                     
6.1.    The nature of  child's comprehension- a good
          foundation for the child's work on the project                            
6.2.   What is the project teaching?                                                    
         6.2.1.The basic principles of project teaching                         
         6.2.2.The child's activities during the work on the project           
6.3.   The stages of working on the project                                              
6.4.   The characteristics of the project planning of the educational work
6.5.   The child's role in the project                                                         
6.6.   The role of the teacher – manager of the project                           
ADDITION: AN EXERCISE                                                                    
 
CHAPTER 7
A GIFTED CHILD AND A COMPUTER                                                           
An example from practice                                                                         
7.1.   We educate the children today-for tomorrow. What kind of tomorrow?
7.2.   What can a pre-school child do with computer?                      
7.3.   How can an educator use a computer
         when working with gifted children?                                                 
7.3.1. Computer as an electronic toy                                                   
7.3.2. Computer as an electonic teacher                                                 
7.3.3. Computer as an electronic playgroup- playground                     
7.3.4. Computer as an electronic notebook                                            
7.3.5. Computer  as an electronic pencil                                              
7.3.6. Computer as an electronic “mud clay”                                        
7.3.7.Computer as an “electronic heart “                                            
 
ADDITION:    Computer programmes/games and educational materials 
 
LITERATURE                                                                                              
ABOUT THE AUTHORS     
      

Send mail to jasna.lay@zg.t-com.hr with questions or comments .